Lottery Gives Three Residents Chance at Low-Cost Housing
Rachel Nava Rohr

Three Island residents walked away from the Tisbury selectmen’s meeting this past week with the opportunity to buy a home close to downtown Vineyard Haven for a dramatically reduced price.

It’s been two years since Island Housing Trust began the affordable housing project at 150 State Road. The Dukes County Housing Authority organized the lottery, held this past Tuesday night.

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Tisbury Approves Its First Shellfish Farms
Louisa Hufstader
Two aspiring shellfish farmers were approved for Tisbury’s first aquaculture licenses at the select board meeting Tuesday night. Noah Mayrand and Jeffrey Canha both received licenses.
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Tisbury Eyes Short-Term Rental Rules, Fees
Louisa Hufstader
As Tisbury continues to grapple with the licensing and revenue implications of short-term rentals, a draft of the town’s proposed rental regulations has been posted online. A public hearing continues.
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Tisbury Appoints Josh Goldstein to MVC
Maia Coleman
In a Tisbury seat swap on the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, selectmen Tuesday unanimously appointed hotelier Josh Goldstein as the town representative to the commission.
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State to Tighten Covid Rules in Tisbury
Louisa Hufstader
Tisbury can expect a rollback to stricter state guidelines as Covid-19 continues to spread, health agent Maura Valley told the select board Tuesday. The town is one of 30 Massachusetts municipalities designated red.
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Selectmen Begin Talks With Edu Comp Owners, Set Scallop Dates
Louisa Hufstader
Tisbury selectmen said this week they have made contact with the owner of the Edu Comp building in downtown Vineyard Haven, which has been floated.
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Tisbury Adopts New Waterways Rules
Maia Coleman
The Tisbury select board turned its attention to waterfront maintenance Tuesday, voting in new waterway regulations and a contract for a long-term dredging project in Tashmoo.
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Tisbury Selectmen Ding State for Beach Road Silence
Louisa Hufstader
Selectmen expressed frustration Tuesday at what they said has been a lack of communication from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation about its long-planned work on Beach Road.
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Skiff Avenue Set for Slowdown
Tisbury is moving ahead with plans to lower the speed limit on Skiff avenue.
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Selectmen Grant License to Vineyard Grocer and Apologize
Louisa Hufstader
In an about face by the Tisbury selectmen, Elio Silva’s Vineyard Grocer is fully licensed to sell food prepared on the premises, following a quick and unanimous vote Tuesday.
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